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How to use dolorous in a sentence

For a time the Eastern Counties Railway had a somewhat dolorous career.
EAST ANGLIAJ. EWING RITCHIE
The farmer, half frightened by Anthony's dolorous shake of his head, exclaimed: "What's the matter, man?"
RHODA FLEMING, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
Meanwhile he utters the most dolorous cries, and vents his impotent rage upon the tree which serves him for a refuge.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
She has come just in time to lull our dolorous philosophy, to show incarnate in woman the victim and the instrument of destiny.
THE ENGLISH STAGEAUGUSTIN FILON
This seems dolorous enough to me, whose only real satisfaction just now is some hope that I am not sowing the wind.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. I (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
He spoke in a low tone surcharged with an anxiety whose exaggeration was too dolorous to catch.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?RUPERT HUGHES
Sadie shook her head in dolorous doubt, as she again bent over the keys of her typewriter.
WITHIN THE LAWMARVIN DANA
He gives that Quest as plentifully because it leads up to the "dolorous death and departing out of this world of them all."
THE ENGLISH NOVELGEORGE SAINTSBURY
To the left of the Bishop a group of roaring monks take up his words and repeat them in dolorous voices.
THE STORY OF PERUGIAMARGARET SYMONDS
Well, yes; no doubt her marriage has given her a sort of dolorous experience.
A COUNTRY GENTLEMAN AND HIS FAMILYMRS. (MARGARET) OLIPHANT
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WORDS RELATED TO DOLOROUS

  • beseeching
  • commiserable
  • deplorable
  • distressing
  • doleful
  • dolorous
  • grievous
  • heartbreaking
  • heartrending
  • imploring
  • lamentable
  • melancholy
  • mournful
  • moving
  • pitiable
  • pitiful
  • plaintive
  • poignant
  • poor
  • rueful
  • ruined
  • sad
  • sorrowful
  • woeful
  • wretched
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